Wash and remove wilted outside leaves from Brussels sprouts. Cut an X in the bottom of each one. When steamer is ready, add sprouts and cook for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of the sprouts. Pierce the center with a paring knife to test for tenderness. Remove when they are tender but still crisp, not mushy. Add salt, pepper, a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of vegan butter depending on taste and toss. Serve.
Choose small Brussels sprouts that are fresh and tender. Fresh is much better than frozen.